Autoliv Introduces New Safety Cameras

-  With Eight Safety and Driver Assist Applications

(Stockholm, May 14, 2013) --- Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV sdb) – the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems – has developed a Stereo Vision Sensing (SVS) system that will make driving safer and more comfortable.

The new Autoliv system will help vehicle manufacturers meet the new test criteria that EuroNCAP recently announced to promote Autonomous Emergency Braking, Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Departure Assists and Pedestrian Protection. Autoliv’s new active safety system can also be used for four additional applications.

Autoliv start deliveries of the system in 2015 to European premium vehicle model.

Currently, an increasing number of vehicles have Mono Vision Systems (MVS). These systems have one camera which is used for such functions as Speed Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warnings, and even Autonomous Emergency Braking.

By adding another camera in tandem with the first camera, the system can provide a three dimensional view of the area in front of a vehicle. As a result, the Autoliv Stereo Vision System can ­in just one single measurement cycle calculate the distance to different objects in front of the vehicle and determine the shape and the size of them. Autoliv’s Stereo Vision System will calculate the direction and speed of objects moving closer to the vehicle. As a result, Autoliv’s Stereo Vision System is able to predict if, for instance, a pedestrian is at risk of being hit by the vehicle and warn the driver or brake the car.

The Autoliv’s Stereo Vision System has a field of view of 50 degrees and can recognize objects within 120 meters. To provide the best view, the stereo vision cameras are mounted high on the front windshield behind the rear view mirror.

Autoliv’s new system will be used for Autonomously Emergency Braking, Intelligent Speed Assist, Road/Lane departure warning and Pedestrian Protection, which is proposed to be included in EurNCAP’s star rating of new vehicles from 2017. Additionally, the new vision system can do Adaptive Cruise Control, Queue Assist, Light Source Recognition (to automatically control the headlights to avoid blinding oncoming traffic) and Road Surface Monitoring (to automatically adjust the suspension ahead of hitting pot-holes or other bumps).    

Inquiries:
Jan Carlson, President & CEO, Autoliv Inc.                                                                        Tel. +46 8 587 20600
Steve Rode, President Autoliv Electronics                                                                          Tel. +1 248 223 8083

About Autoliv
Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has 80 facilities with more than 50,000 employees in 28 vehicle-producing countries. In addition, the Company has technical centers in eleven countries around the world, with 21 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2012 amounted US $8.3 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.

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Autoliv, Inc. is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through its subsidiaries develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has Close to 67,000 associates in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has 14 technical centers around the world, with 19 test tracks. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on Nasdaq Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.

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